The team behind an innovative entrepreneurial project was recently invited to the Council Chamber to present to the Cabinet of the City and County of Swansea.
Primary to Professional (P2P), which is led by Gower College Swansea in collaboration with Swansea Council, the Welsh Government, primary and secondary schools, higher education providers, Tech Hub and other business partners, seeks to build the enterprise skills of young people by providing bespoke courses and kick-starting the careers of budding entrepreneurs.
Earlier this year, P2P won a ‘Developing Enterprise Skills’ Enterprising Britain Award 2014 from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It then went on to receive a ‘Special Mention’ at the 2014 SME Assembly in Naples, where it was nominated in the ‘Investing in Entrepreneurial Skill’ category at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
Gower College Swansea Enterprise Education Manager Sue Poole attended the Cabinet meeting where she was able to update those gathered on the most recent developments.
“We are thrilled that P2P has received such wonderful accolades across the UK and Europe and it was a fantastic feeling to bring the certificate and award back home to Swansea,” says Sue. “This project has been a labour of love for all concerned – our partners across the city including primary schools, secondary schools and further education colleges, our two local universities, the Local Authority and all our mentors and sponsors from across the business community.”
P2P is funded by the local authority, the Welsh Government and a variety of local business partners.
Pictured: Sue Poole handing copies of the UK Government Award and the European Award Certificates to Council Leader Rob Stewart and Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration and thanking them for their support in achieving these accolades.
Photo: Chris Costello.